Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.

Level: Easy

Distance: 1½ km

Time: 45 minutes

Elevation Change: 20 m

Season: Year Round

Topographical Map: 92 G/7

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Multiple-Use: Open to Mountain Bikes, Horses and Hikers

A short forested route that connects Lakeview Trail with the powerhouse access road in the vicinity of the Buntzen Lake Dam.

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Rose Hips

Wild Rose

This budding celebrity is popular enough to have been immortalized on license plates in four American states and one Canadian province, Alberta. Even before the Euro-invasion wild roses and their fruit, called "hips," were a mainstay in the medicine chests of nearly every nation on the continent. Whether a cure-all or just sound nutrition, rose hips are indeed generously endowed with vitamin C as well as beta-carotene, vitamins E, B and K. While rose hips are widely available as commercial herbal teas and jams, the tough outer rind can be chewed as is at trailside. Just peel and separate from the seeds, prior to chomping. Add wild rose petals to outback salad for both colour and delicate flavour.

Illustration by Manami Kimura